Screen Shot 2019-08-17 at 11.43.48 am.png“Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyse personal experience in order to understand cultural experience.”(Ellis, et al, 2011). This means that the way in which we veiw a culture is seen through our own perspective and cultural background.

Akira was a strange experience for me, also an irritating one, the film got nausiating towards the end. On top of this, I was limited to my own cultural experience and background, knowing nothing about Japan, I had little hope of grasping much. I had trouble relating to the film, which was probably the cause of my boredom. I did realise that Akira reflects a Japan that was filled with criminals and social evils both during and after world war II. I can appreciate that someone from Japan may be able to relate to this aspect due to the tragic wars of Japan’s…

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